Elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals. These gentle giants’ pregnancies last for more than a year and a half. The average gestation period of an elephant is about 640 to 660 days, or roughly 95 weeks. LiveScience.com
Elephants have nothing, literally NOTHING, on this EP:
In 2008, SWLLC BFF & sometime surf instructor Annie Bethancourt came over to record a cover of The Cure’s “Mint Car” for a friend’s wedding, and Dave added some parts, and it wound up sounding pretty good, and we were like, “Why don’t we make an album?”
It was a rhetorical question that turned into a running joke, and then an existential crisis, as the years passed by and we somehow kept not being able to make it happen. But even our sloth has its limits, and once this whole cassingle thing started picking up speed we finally managed to bottle a full serving of lightning, which is finally, finally ready for your ears.
As with all CASSINGULARITY releases, you can order a real live cassette tape, or download the MP3s, or listen for free online, or even zap the QR code on the back of the tape so it plays instantly on your phone. The world’s weird and confusing right now, and we’re just trying to help.
Thanks for your patience! We’re excited. Hope you like it.
The second installment of our CASSINGULARITY project drops today! Click below to listen. This quarter’s cassingle is a laid-back love letter from South Bay all-stars Misha Chellam, Sid Slater, and John Belveal. It’s a celebration of Friday nights and Saturday mornings, youthful bravado and grownup self-doubt, green plastic cassettes and colorless digital downloads. It’s a 15 minute ride, starting now, and it calls itself The Lick.
We’re about to do something crazy. Small, and not particularly noteworthy, but crazy. We’re going to start by putting out this album:
Click on it. It’s free. You can give us money if you want, and we’ll mail you a cassette tape, but the music itself is free. This is the first of twenty microalbums we plan on releasing, one every calendar season, for the next five years.
It’s because we’re overflowing with ideas. Small, and not particularly noteworthy, but ideas. We did the math and determined that the odds of this making the world a better place outweighed the odds of this making the world a worse place, so we’re doing it.
We’re not going to make a big fuss about it until we’ve been at it for a year, because we just released a music video we shot two years ago and have a bit of a reputation as slackers. There’s no guarantee this is actually going to work.
But maybe it will. And if it does, we’ll be pretty excited. You’ll have five hours of new music. We’ll have closure on a whole lot of “concept albums” we never got around to making. And the world will have a few more cassingles in it than it did when you woke up this morning.
We’re calling it the CASSINGULARITY.
To deny it is to deny yourself.